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  1. K

    Russian tortoise swollen leg

    Hi all, i have a Russian tortoise for about 5 years now and this is the first time something is wrong with her. Today I discovered that her left leg is swollen and has a small red mark. I took her to the vet but he didn’t really know what was wrong. It could have been a bite (she is currently...
  2. H

    Is my tortoise sick?

    My tortoise keeps on making these weird grunting/whistling noises that I can only describe as a super short exhale. He is eating and pooping normally, is active, doesn't have nasal discharge nor is his nose blocked (from what I can see from 10cm away from his face). He only seems to make this...
  3. D

    Tortoise Help - Is my tortoise sick?

    Hi guys! So i have a tortoise that lives in my garden ( soil there is no grass atm) Anyways my tortoise is active and very fast! but recently (4 days ago) she started sleeping for too long! like a day and half at the same spot, while sleeping her head isn’t completely inside. In the last two...
  4. C

    my tortoise is sick, please help

    My tortoise has been sick for a week, at first she ate a little but only using her head, now she doesn't eat anymore, she blinks slowly and doesn't move from a spot in the sun, she keeps her head bent to the left and her limbs are flask, she has white stains around her mouth, in my country vets...
  5. B

    Is there something wrong with my Red Foot?

    Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum. I have about a year with my tortoise and recently I’ve noticed that she/he likes to be in the water the whole day. He likes to be under the basking light in the water and sometimes he goes under his tree but his body is still in the water. not sure if...
  6. H

    Tortoise Screech / scream whilst in bath

    Hi I’ve had my baby Red foot tortoise for about a month now and recently he’s started screeching / screaming in the bath and retracts into his shell. I do his water warm but not too hot. And only up to the start of his shell. I monitor him throughout the day regularly and I’ve never seen him do...
  7. TortoiseBlobs

    Help! Hermanns “gasping”(?)

    Hi everyone, Up front I’ll just say that while typing this, things feel less scary than when I started. But I’d still love some consult! Kirby, my 6 yo Dalmatian Hermanns started acting distressed this evening after eating some pellets of mushy mazuri. She was doing the following in 5-15 sec...
  8. H

    PLEASE HELP!! BABY SULCATA EMERGENCY!

    Emergency! Born June 24th, 2020 this little girl Honu was always a sweet, active, happy baby tort. Out of the litter some liked to charge but this girl was always very sweet. Hence why I think she's a girl. Here's a ton of pictures to help describe her issue she's going through. Im fairly...
  9. T

    HELP! Sick Tortoise Rehydration

    Hi Guys, I need some expert advice on how to handle my sick tortoise He is a 22cm SCL radiated tortoise, and lately has been eating less and less, until 2 days ago where he completely stopped eating. We brought it to a vet and she said that it has a high chance that he got a respiratory...
  10. ashleymiller28

    Baby sulcata lethargic and barely eating

    Hello, I am extremely worried while typing this. The past few days my 9month old sulcata tortoise has been extremely lethargic when she is usually very active and eating twice a day. I have only been able to get her to take a few bites of pure pumpkin but nothing more each day. Basking temps are...
  11. C

    Sick little buddy

    Hello all, I am very new to this tortoise owning thing. I have had my little buddy for two weeks. And he was doing well until about 3 days ago. In this time he has stopped eating, drinking and has just been sleeping. I have checked the temperature constantly being sure he is warm enough, I keep...
  12. H

    Tortoise growing too fast?

    My eastern hermann's tortoise has grown 30g (roughly 1 oz), SCL has grown 1.4cm (roughly 0.55 inch) in 4 weeks. He was a hatchling when I first got him at 5.1cm SCL, 29.1 Should I be worried that he's growing too quickly? I did read an article that states rapid weight gain is a sign of illness...
  13. J

    HELP Red foot screaming at night

    Hi, I just bought a baby red footed tortoise (3 months old according to the petshop). On the first day of caring for the tortoise I noticed it made clicking sounds that were made by small snot bubbles coming form one of it’s nose holes. I went to the vet that same day and he told me it had...
  14. Cicitina

    Help! RI, less active, eating less

    Hi everyone, I have a baby marginated tortoise who I unfortunately bought with a respiratory infection. I tried raising humidity and the temperature in his enclosure for the first while to see if that would improve but eventually took him to the vet and received antibiotic injections he is...
  15. G

    Russian Tortoise Lost Weight

    To keep this short and sweet, I weigh my Russian Tortoise named Sprout (age unknown) every month. On August 23rd he was 433g and on September 27th he weighed 395g. I just weighed him again (October 3rd) and he is down to 388g. That means he lost a total of 45g in 5 weeks. Nothing has changed in...
  16. G

    I think my turtle is sick Help please

    Hello I have a baby sulcata tortoise, He’s about 2 months old now. Lately he’s been acting very lethargic, barley eating, sleeping a ton. Also his shell has went from like a light green to a darker green. About a week ago or so he had bubbles coming out of his nose but they were clear. As of now...
  17. TortyMomma

    🅿︎🅻🅴🅰︎🆂🅴 🅷🅴🅻🅿︎ advice (small for age)

    I am so upset. In September, I adopted a baby sulcata and my bffs parents adopted two babies. One passed away early on but I just thought it got sick or was failure to thrive. I haven’t seen their other one because whenever I went over they had it in the back room. Meanwhile, mine has gotten...
  18. K

    My African sideneck turtle seems sick.

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone on here has gone through what I'm about to mention with their turtle and if you could give me advice. I've had my turtle for 6 years with no health issues. Suddenly a few days ago she started sitting under her basking platform and didn't really get out and move...
  19. A

    Russian tortoise isn’t eating

    Hi I just got my Russian tortoise 11 days ago and he doesn’t eat. I can’t take him to a vet because of this situation and I’ve researched a bunch to see why he wasn’t eating but most forums said it would be because of his environment and that he should have started after one week. He’s nibbled...
  20. C

    Red Footed Tortoise

    Hi there, Just looking for a bit of advice. I'm a Red Footed Tortoise dad of almost 10 years. I rescued my little guy from a family that kept him in newspapers in an unlit enclosure - causing his back legs to not work correctly. BUT he's been my world ever since. He loves to get out around the...
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